Obnoxious vs Cheeky - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between obnoxious and cheeky
is that obnoxious
is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible while cheeky
is (informal) impudent; impertinent; impertinently bold, often in a way that is regarded as endearing or amusing.
* obnoctious (obsolete)
Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
- He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
(archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
* 1661 , , page 26,
- Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
- To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.
(informal) Impudent; impertinent; impertinently bold, often in a way that is regarded as endearing or amusing.
* 1899 , , Stalky & Co. , chaper 4:
- "Shut up," said Harrison. "You chaps always behave as if you were jawin' us when we come to jaw you."
* 1909 , , The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England , chaper 7:
- "You're a lot too cheeky ," said Craye.
- The Young Turks, as might have been expected, wrote in their customary flippant, cheeky style.